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Training on a rowing machine

Training on a rowing machine
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Key Info
  • Training on a rowing machine
  • Duration: 3:38
  • British rowing gold medallist Andy Hodge from Great Britain's coxless four demonstrates how to get the most out of the rowing machine. He demonstrates how to use a rowing ergo machine safely and how to develop a good rowing technique. Andy talks about the leg drive, body rock and the work of the arms. He concentrates on rowing safely while on the machine. He then transfers what he has learnt on the ergo to the water and explains how to fit this in with the rest of the crew in the boat. This BBC Sport clip was first published on BBC Sport Academy online on 6 June 2008. Please note this clip is only available in Flash.
  • Subject:

    Physical Education

       Topic:

    Aquatic Activities

  • Keywords: rowing, efficiency, recovery, boats, health, fitness, training, Olympics, athletic
Ideas for use in class
  • Visual starter for a health and fitness lesson either in a practical or theory setting. Introduces rowing techniques both in the gym and on the water.
Background details
  • Clip language : English
  • Aspect ratio : 16x9

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